Thursday, 20 August 2009

carbs cause cancer?

from Al Sears MD
"The other night, my son Dylan and I were
in line at the grocery checkout, and I couldnt help but notice
the woman in front of me.

As she unloaded potato chips, pastries,
waffles, and pasta onto the conveyor belt, I wondered if she
understood the risks she was taking. If she knew empty carbs were
linked to breast cancer would she still buy them?

Sugar feeds cancer cells ... and makes
them grow like wildfire. Cancer loves sugar.

And carbs turn into sugar in your body.
A 2004 study in Cancer Epidemiology followed the
eating habits of a large group of women in Mexico. The risk of breast
cancer was found to be 220% higher in the women who ate the largest
amounts of carbohydrates compared to the women who ate the least

And just a few weeks ago, a new study
confirmed it.

Researchers in Stockholm analyzed data
from women who completed food frequency questionnaires
in the late 1980s. They discovered that women who ate high glycemic
load foods were more likely to develop breast cancer.

They also found that carbohydrate
intake, glycemic index and glycemic load were all associated with a
specific estrogen receptor type of tumor.2

And it’s not just women who need
to be concerned. There have also been links to carbohydrate
consumption, especially high glycemic load foods, and colorectal
cancer among men.3

The evidence that refined, processed,
high glycemic foods are bad for you is overwhelming. And when it comes
to cancer, sugar is the worst.

So when you go to the store, make sure
to pass up on the sugar. Plus, youll want to avoid

Grains, including Potatoes and other white
foods, like white rice, sugar and salt.
Also avoid drinks and foods that
contain high fructose corn syrup"

Al Sears, MD

1 Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers &
Prevention Vol. 13, 1283-1289, August 2004

2 International Journal of Cancer, July 2009

3 Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005

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